- To promote radio listeners especially in remote rural and coastal areas.
- Training to the NGOs and CSOs for promotion of radio listeners.
- Organize and facilitate events like annual conference to promote radio listeners club throughout the country.;
Process: An ICT resource center has been established in BNNRC secretariat and under this centre BNNRC develop, publish and disseminate knowledge based development materials. Moreover, Rural Knowledge Volunteers (RKV) are supported and promoted for disseminating knowledge and information through inter-personal communication (IPC).
Achievements: The ICT resource centre established at BNNRC secretariat is getting equipped continuously. Information on progressive use of ICT is available in BNNRC secretariat. Teachers, political leaders and especially students are aware on progressive use of ICT as door opener to democratic and secular world. A total of five PhD researchers have closely used this resource centre for their research work. BNNRC and its partner organizations are frequently getting help from the resource sentre for their advocacy, campaign and research programs. Moreover, a large number of booklets, leaflets, posters, newsletter and bulletins have been developed and published from theis resource centre which are immediately distributed among the policy makers and stakeholders for the dissemination of information and knowledge on the ICT and development issues.
Rural Knowledge Volunteers (RKV)
Young community is a leading force in a society. But rural young force is deprived of basic knowledge and information regarding their development and social responsibility in Bangladesh. That is why, in order to upgrade their skill and knowledge and responsibility especially in the coastal areas BNNRC formed a strong young group named Rural Knowledge Volunteer (RKV) surrounding its RKCs.
These volunteers are enhancing their own skills through these RKCs on the one hand, at the same time they are playing significant role in spreading warning and development message at the emergency moment in their respective areas. Presently, a total of 164 volunteers are actively working with the rural knowledge centers. Out of them, 106 are young men and 58 are women. Through their performance, many of them have become self-reliant and got suitable job with the help of information and communication technology (ICT) skills.
A total of 95 rural youth, both male and female known as RKV, trained from Rural Knowledge Centers have been included as Data Operator in the Voter Registration for preparing a fresh voter list with photographs and National Identity Card (NID) program, taken by the Bangladesh Election Commission. This is the ever first of such initiate in Bangladesh.
Future Plan for RKV
The Rural Knowledge Centres (RKC) are going to be strengthened with a number of targets including radio listening and watching, educating people on essential health services through ICT, educating people on primary health care and awareness raising on the preventive measures of HIV/AIDS, establishing Community Radio, forming Radio Listener Club, building up livelihood skill of the rural people, turning lifelong education centre, making language centre, RKC library and providing civic education.
Rural Knowledge Center’s (RKC) knowledge Volunteer orientation
Kulsumbag RKC, under COAST Trust, Bhola
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) and partner member Coastal Association for Social Transformation Trust(COAST Trust)jointly organize a half day orientation meeting for RKC's knowledge volunteer at kulsumbag, Charfashion, Bhola. The main goal behind of this orientation is to make aware on knowledge volunteer's duty.
On this orientation, the resources person discusses detail about what Information & Communication technology is and why it is, what is RKC and why it is? How RKC's services can contribute in government national program including local level.
On this orientation, the resources person discusses detail about what Information & Communication technology is and why it is, what is RKC and why it is? How RKC’s services can contribute in government national program including local level.